‘The Guns Above’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Network

The Guns Above Book Review By Ron FortierTHE GUNS ABOVE By Robyn Bennis Tor Books 351 pages We love this book! The reasons for this overwhelming reaction are many and we’ll happily elaborate for your edification. Years ago, while still in high school, we discovered the works of British writer C.S. Forster and his clever navel hero, Horatio Hornblower. It was a romantic saga filled with action and heroes; the stuff teenage boys dream of. Then along about that same period in our creative evolution, we discovered the grand airships of old, from the German made Zeppelins to their American Navy counterparts, the Los Angeles and Macon. […]

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‘SKELOS 2’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Network

Skelos 2 book review by Ron FortierSKELOS 2 The Magazine of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy Edited by Mark Fin, Chris Gruber, Jeffrey Shanks Skelos Press 202 pages Last year we had the pleasure of reviewing the first issue of this terrific new fantasy journal and gave it a resounding welcome. Imagine both our surprise and delight upon opening the second issue and discovering it is not only as good as the premier volume but in some ways even better. Billed as repository for short fiction, novellas, interviews, art, reviews and essays, the journal does a magnificent job of covering each venue with excellent pieces, be […]

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‘The Winter Family’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

The Winter Family Book Review By Ron FortierTHE WINTER FAMILY By Clifford Jackman Doubleday 329 pgs Any reviewer will tell you, the real joy of this job is being surprised by a new writer who puts forth something radically different from anything you’ve ever read before. Now we’ve read our share of western titles from traditional pulp oaters to the more sophisticated noir tempered offerings of the 70s and 80s. But none of them prepared us for Clifford Jackman’s “The Winter Family.” Imagine the history of the post Civil War era 1864 to 1900 as told through the eyes of Sam Peckinpah’s Wild Bunch. If you can […]

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‘The Adventures of Lazarus Gray Vol 2’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

The Adventures of Lazuras Gray Book Review By Ron FortierTHE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY Vol 2 Die Glocke By Barry Reese Pro Se Press 169 pgs. This is the second collection of stories featuring the reborn hero, Lazarus Gray. A one time member of the all powerful secret cabal known as the Illuminati, Gray arrived in Sovereign City washing up on the morning tide with no memory of his past. Volume One told of his struggles to uncover that mystery at the same time introduced us to the amazing trio that would become his partners in Assistance Unlimited; lethal lovely Samantha Grace, former con-artist Morgan Watts and Korean martial […]

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‘The Myth Hunter’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcast Network

THE MYTH HUNTER Curse of the Necronomicon By Percival Constantine Nifty Entertainment 145 pgs Of the various series created by new pulp scribe Percival Constantine, our favorite is his Myth Hunter books starring beautiful Elisa Hill; a trained archeologist who travels the globe in search of arcane artifacts often believed to me mere legends. In … Continue reading

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